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Before She Was Cora Crawley, Elizabeth McGovern Shined As Caddie Winger In A 1984 Film

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Elizabeth McGovern in ‘Racing with the Moon’

Big fan of the British import “Downton Abbey” currently showing the 2nd season here in the US on PBS. I was pleased to see Elizabeth McGovern as one of the leads as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham. I have been a big fan of McGovern for decades and the one film of her’s that is my favorite is “Racing with the Moon” released in 1984. She played the lead Caddie Winger who catches the male lead Sean Penn’s eye. Every time I see McGovern on screen I end up watching “Racing with the Moon” again. Anyone who enjoys her Cora on Downton Abbey should see all her previous films including this one.
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